I'll be frank here. My hair is not simple. I go through a multitude of processes in order to achieve the look.
Here's a retrospective in pictures...
In the photo below, I am sitting in the chair, waiting on my hairdresser to mix the color. It is 10:45 AM. My appointment was at 10:15, which he told me means 10:30. He waltzed through the door at 10:40. Only 10 minutes late!
He got the color on quickly! By 10:50, the root color was on and I was getting ready to sit under the dryer for 15 minutes to process under the heat! We are still pretty much on-time.
At 11:50, my hair was covered in foils with both dark color and bleach for "dimension." Once again, it was time to sit under the dryer, only this time, I looked like an alien.
At 1:15, after drying the front only of my hair, my hairdresser stuck me under the hood dryer to finish. This would have been fine, had he not abandoned me for 20 minutes with only cold air. Once it was done, I was fed up and walked back to his room. He was elbow-deep in color and he told me that he was "sorry" for the cold air and re-started the dryer with heat. 20 minutes later, I was fed up and ready to pay and go.Sadly, he couldn't tear himself away from his client to check me out. So I had to wait. And wait. And wait.
Finally! At 1:55, he finishes his other client and beckons me back into his room to finish. I told him that he should have given me the choice to pay and go if all he was going to do is shove me under a dryer for an hour. He haughtily informed me that blow drys are now an extra service, but he was trying to "do right" by his loyal customers and not force them to leave with a wet head. He then upped his normal price by $55!
I'm not a cheapskate when it comes to my hair. I just like to be informed and respected. Due to the various slights over the years and complete lack of respect for my time, I'm going to have to find someone new. Apparently, you have to be a two-bit, E-list actor or model to get his time these days. And this is so NOT New York or LA.
But good hair!